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Longstowe Hall

Magnificent set piece designs from an Edwardian heyday

Longstowe, Cambridgeshire, CB23 2UH

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Free for members
Facilities
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Garden only
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
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Accessibility
  • Most paths are accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs but please be aware that there are some uneven paths, slopes and steps around the gardens.
  • Assistance dogs only are permitted in the gardens and park.
  • There is on-site parking for visitors and designated accessible parking with wheelchair access.
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Set in the heart of the Cambridgeshire countryside, the gardens at Longstowe Hall are framed by ancient woodland and wild flowers to the East and historic parkland to the West. Lying at the natural hollow in the centre of the landscape are the three lakes. There are also two magnificent Edwardian set pieces that run up to the West and North sides of the Hall. A double herbaceous border flanked by clipped yew hedges that retain much of the original perennial planting scheme, providing a wealth of seasonal colour from tulips in the spring through to dahlias in the autumn, and the stone balustraded rose garden, fully stocked with roses, set with box and lavender hedging.

The lawns, with their specimen trees, including an outstanding cut leaf beech tree, encircle these features. There is also an abundance of wildlife in this tranquil environment throughout the mixture of habitats. Beyond the main gardens there is an opportunity to explore the Parkland, home to grazing ewes with their lambs, veteran oak trees and a serene view back to the Hall and gardens framed by the lime avenue giving another unexpected perspective to the visitor.

On open days the new Squash Court Cafe, set in the historic stable courtyard, offers a selection of locally sourced, homemade savoury dishes, cakes and select teas and coffees.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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GARDENS & CAFE only 11am – 4.30pm
April to September twice per month, usually Sunday or Bank Holiday Monday
Please check the calendar on website for open dates.

Admission
  • Adults: £9.50
  • Children (4-16 years): £4.50
  • Under 4s: free
Historic Houses members visit for free – timed tickets need to be booked on the website
and please bring your membership card with you. 
Group Visits
Educational Visits
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Accessibility
  • Most paths are accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs but please be aware that there are some uneven paths, slopes and steps around the gardens.
  • Assistance dogs only are permitted in the gardens and park.
  • There is on-site parking for visitors and designated accessible parking with wheelchair access.
Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

Getting here

Longstowe, Cambridgeshire, CB23 2UH

10 miles west of Cambridge, situated on the Old Roman Road between Royston and Huntingdon (A1198)

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